MOOSE (Alces alces) is the largest member of the deer family; males can weigh 400–700 kg depending on the subspecies and on local conditions. Moose are distinguished by a number of unique physical attributes, including (on the males) palmate antlers—the largest of all N American ungulates; a dewlap, or bell, that hangs under the lower jaw; and a pendulous upper lip. The animal is long-legged and heavy-bodied, with large front quarters, a short neck and a large shoulder hump. This body...

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